I was eight chapters into the sequel for Nyx when I realized the story was just too weak. I had to drag all eight chapters into the “Unused” folder and start over.
The good news is that I have a bunch of “Unused” material that I can now cannibalize for future projects.
Yay! (cheerleader jump)
Nyx got the top spot on Underground Book Reviews Summer Reading List!
I’m a little late to the party (it was posted on July 4), but I’m still darn happy.
Opprobious. Outrageously disgraceful or shameful; intended to bring disgrace.
From late 14th century, the Old French opprobrieux, from Late Latin opprobriosus, from Latin opprobare “to reproach, taunt,” from ob “against” + probrum “reproach, infamy.”
Etymological sense is “disgrace attached to conduct considered shameful.”
Sounds like a party.
Pronoia: opposite of paranoia. The delusion that a vast conspiracy exists to aid you.
Sounds like a pretty fun way to live. Continue reading
All you internet quiz-makers, this is your challenge.
Sitzpinkler: German slang for wimp. Literal translation: “man who sits down to pee.”
I’m going to use this whenever I can, especially when I’m talking to those damn sitzpinklers.
Human brains in the Indiana Medical History Museum. Indy Star, photo by Frank Espich
My inner mad scientist is furious at this lost opportunity. At the very least, he could have labelled them “Abby Normal” or even sent the brains with a nice bottle of chianti and some fava beans. Continue reading
The old title was ‘Cum for Bigfoot’
People are so wonderfully weird.
When I have to create some made-up fantasy word, I like exploring word origins to get some ideas.
So, I googled the word origin for “turbulence” with “word origin: turbulence” and voilá:
Google word origin
How cool is that? I love stuff like this.